The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
The Discourse of Hospital Communication
Tracing Complexities in Contemporary Health Organizations
Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse
Bringing together recent international research in the field of hospital communication and interaction, the contributors to this book contextualize clinical professional work by focussing on the rising intensity of information and communication practices in organizations generally, and in health care in particular. The book provides a rich resource for students and scholars interested in how hospital work is performed and communicated and what the hospital's extreme organizational complexity means for traditional approaches to discourse analysis, communication research and activity theory.